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The Oxford Anthology of English Literature By Volume editor J. B. Trapp

The Oxford Anthology of English Literature
by Volume editor J. B. Trapp

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This anthology of Medieval English works has been annotated for student comprehension. Courses in early British literature, old and middle English literature, English literature 600 - 1500, medieval English literature.
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The Oxford Anthology of English Literature by Volume editor J. B. Trapp

This succinct and authoritative anthology of medieval English literature is the first volume of The Oxford Anthology of English Literature, Second Edition. Emphasizing texts that give students first-hand access to significant aspects of the Middle Ages, this collection reveals the vast riches of medieval literature in English, from Anglo-Saxon times to the fifteenth century. Significantly revised and expanded to reflect the contemporary canon, this new edition features editorial introductions based on the latest scholarly research; newly edited and annotated versions of many of the texts; a section on women's writing and experiences; new and better illustrations; and a longer and updated bibliography. Medieval English Literature, 2/e includes the complete texts of Beowulf (Edwin Morgan Translation) and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (revised Keith Harrison translation). It provides a generous selection of Chaucer's work including "General Prologue," "Miller's Prologue and Tale," "Nun's Priest's Tale," "Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale," "Franklin's Prologue and Tale," "Pardoner's Prologue and Tale," "Thisbe," and Books I and II of "Trolius and Criseyde." The volume also includes Sir Orfeo, a greatly improved selection of Anglo-Saxon poetry, and selections from Anglo-Saxon wisdom literature (including riddles and gnomic verses). All selections are printed either in their entirety or in substantial extracts, and the editors situate them in the historical, intellectual, and cultural milieu in which they were produced, recited, or written down. The texts are introduced and annotated in an instructive yet unobtrusive manner, promoting students' understanding, evaluation, and enjoyment of them as literature. Medieval English Literature, 2/e is an exceptional text for courses in medieval English literature, old and middle English literature, and English literature 600-1500.

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The Oxford Anthology of English Literature Reviews


'the right balance of translations and glosses further combine to achieve the editors' overall aim - "to provide students with a first experience of the vast riches of medieval literature in English"' Michael J. Huxtable, Medium Aevum, LXX 11

Table of Contents


Editors' Preface: Introduction: Medieval English Literature: OLD ENGLISH POETRY Caedmon's Hymn Beowulf Judith from The Death of Holofernes Elegies The Wanderer The Wife's Complaint The Husband's Message Wulf and Eadwacer Engimas and Wisdom The Queen and the Frisian Wife Riddles Genesis B from The Temptation of Eve The Dream of the Rood The Battle of Maldon GEOFFREY CHAUCER, c. 1343-1400 The Canterbury Tales General Prologue The Miller's Prologue and Tale The Nun's Priest's Prologue and Tale Two Other Fox Stories from The Bestiary from Robert Henryson, Fables The Fox and the Wolf The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale William Dunbar from The Two Married Women and the Widow The Franklin's Prologue and Tale Gentilesse The Pardoner's Prologue and Tale from The Legend of Good Women The Legend of Thisbe of Babylon Troilus and Criseyde Robert Henryson The Complaint of Cresseid Chaucer's Words unto Adam, His Own Scribe Chaucer's Retractions ROMANCE Sir Orfeo Thomas the Rhymer The Land of Cokaygne Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Sir Thomas Malory from Morte Darthur [The Birth of Arthur and the Sword in the Stone] [The Fair Maid of Astolat] [The Death of Arthur] THE VISIONS OF PIERS PLOWMAN from the Prologue from Passus I from Passus XVIII THEATER The Wakefield Second Shepherds' Play The Chester Play of Noah Everyman from The Castle of Perseverance: The Seven Deadly Sins WOMEN'S WRITING AND WOMEN'S EXPERIENCE Ancrene Wisse (A Guide for Anchoresses) Holy Maidenhood (A Letter on Virginity) Saint Scholastica The Book of Margery Kempe What So Men Sayn MIDDLE ENGLISH LYRICS Spring Now Springs the Spray Sumer is Ycomen In The Thrush and the Nightingale Alison Separated Lovers Western Wind He Is Far I Have a Young Sister The Maid of the Moor The Agincourt Carol Bring Us In Good Ale I Have Set My Heart So High All Too Late A Woman Sat Weeping Divine Love I Sing of a Maiden Of One That Is So Fair and Bright Adam Lay Ybounden Corpus Christi Carol BALLADS The Cherry-Tree Carol The Two Magicians The Carpenter's Wife [The Demon Lover] The Wife of Usher's Well The Unquiet Grave Lord Randel The Three Ravens The Birth of Robin Hood Sir Patrick Spence WILLIAM DUNBAR, c. 1460-c. 1514 Lament for the Makers WILLIAM CAXTON, 1415/24-1492 The Proem to The Canterbury Tales from the Preface to The Aeneid Glossary: Suggestions for Further Reading: Author and Title Index: First-Line Index:

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GOR004296932
The Oxford Anthology of English Literature by Volume editor J. B. Trapp
Volume editor J. B. Trapp
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press Inc
2002-01-01
650
0195134923
9780195134926
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